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St. Kitts and Nevis senior policymakers to engage in robust public-private sector dialogue as they plan to advance the island’s developmental priorities. The new strategic approach is vital to strengthen economic resilience and boost post-COVID-19 recovery.

The trade forum, chaired by H. E, Ambassador Sherry Tross, High Commission SKN, Ottawa, will focus on the island’s challenges and how it can seize development opportunities in global sustainable growth sectors like the blue and green economy. The Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister, Foreign Affairs and Aviation and Hon. Senator Wendy Phipps, Minister, International Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer and Labour, will also participate in these high-level policy discussions.

During the virtual private sector dialogue, scheduled for July 29, 2021, development professional and Executive Director of Caribbean Export, Deodat Maharaj, will deliver a keynote on how to take advantage of the existing trade agreements and stimulating foreign direct investment. The emphasis will be on creating jobs, growth, and opportunities for the people of St Kitts and Nevis.

Looking ahead, a development thrust with business as a central partner is essential fast-tracking recovery and building resilience in St Kitts and Nevis.